Bhubaneswar: A day after accusing BJD's Kendrapara MP Anubhav Mohanty of furnishing false information about his educational qualifications, Odisha Congress on Monday claimed that the Parliamentarian's evasive stance on the issue proves that the allegations are true.
Addressing a press conference, Congress leader Nishikant Mishra stated that “We had hoped that the MP would face media with all necessary evidence. In his clarification, Anubhav avoided the main question and we thank Anubhav Mohanty for accepting our allegations.”
Mishra further stated that based on information obtained through RTI, the party yesterday had alleged that Anubhav Mohanty submitted false information in his affidavit filed during 2014 Rajya Sabha election.
MP Anubhav Mohanty has accepted our allegations or else he would have taken legal action, the Congress leader said.
“We will wait and see what action is being taken by the BJD against its MP on the issue as Naveen babu always claims to believe in transparency. Subsequently, the Congress will take necessary action on the issue,” Mishra added.
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As per allegations, Anubhav, in his affidavit, mentioned that he completed his Bachelor of Arts from Sobhit University of Engineering and Technology, Meerut.
But as per the information obtained from Utkal University through Right To Information (RTI) Act, Anubhav is still a student of Kandarpur College in Cuttack as he has not taken any migration certificate which is necessary for admission in other university outside the State, Mishra had alleged yesterday.
Moreover, in its affidavit before the Supreme Court in 2010, the HRD Ministry had mentioned about derecognising Shobhit University. If the university was already derecognised, how Anubhav Mohanty could study there, Mishra had questioned yesterday.
Meanwhile, no comments could be obtained from Anubhav Mohanty on the allegations brought by the Congress today.